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Social Work Salaries in Maine - ME

The federal government Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics organizes social workers into four distinct groups: Child, Family and School Social Workers; Medical and Public Health Social Workers; Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers; and all other Social Workers. Maine has the second-highest concentration of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers of all states in our country, at 1530, according to the BLS. These mental health and substance abuse social workers earn an average annual income of $39,040. The average social worker salary in Maine varies depending upon which category of social worker one falls under, what metropolitan area one works in, and one’s educational level.

According to the BLS, Child, Family and School Social Workers in Maine earn an average annual income of $40,200; while Medical and Public Health Social Workers in Maine take home an average annual pay of $44,540. The “all other” grouping of Social Workers in Maine earn $45,450 annually. Most social workers in Maine fall into the Child, Family and School Social Worker category, with 1850 social workers under this heading. Mental Health and Substance Abuse is second, at 1530 workers in Maine; with Medical and Public Health third, at 540 workers of this type working in Maine; and all other fourth, at 340 total workers within Maine.

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            • Ranked 33rd among the Best Grad Schools for Social Work in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Founded in 1904 as the nation’s first institute of higher learning to offer training for clinical social workers.
            • Provides a rigorous education, including a nationally accredited Master of Social Work (MSW) Program and PhD in Social Work.  
            • Offers inventive programs with hands-on experience.  
            • Incorporates social justice values and multicultural perspectives into curriculum. 
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            • Ranked #11 in the 2015 Best Graduate Schools in Social Work by U.S. News & World Report.
            • Offers more specialization opportunities than any other social work program, with 10 concentrations and sub-concentrations and 8 dual-degree programs.
            • The first elite researching university to offer a Master of Social Work degree online.
            • Has 4,000 field internship opportunities that give students real-world experience.
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            • Experience a new way of learning through the innovative online experience at Ashford University
            • Earn the Associate's, Bachelor's, or Master's degree that fits your professional goals
            • Transfer up to 90 approved credits toward your degree
            • Accredited by WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC)
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            • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in 2015 by U.S. News and World Report.
            • Lets undergrad students try classes before paying any tuition.
            • Has an average class sizes of 18 for undergraduate and 13 for graduate-level courses.
            • Offers numerous scholarship opportunities that can help students save up to $750 per term on their tuition.
            • Tends to educate degree-seeking online and campus-based students who are adult learners with families and students who work while pursuing higher education.
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            • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
            • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
            • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
            • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
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